Stephen Doughty (cricketer)

Stephen Doughty (16 October 1855 – 11 November 1929) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire in 1880 and 1886.

Stephen Doughty
Personal information
Full name
Stephen Doughty
Born(1855-10-16)16 October 1855
Staveley, Derbyshire, England
Died11 November 1929(1929-11-11) (aged 74)
Skipton, England
BattingRight-handed batsman
BowlingRight-arm off-break medium bowler
Domestic team information
First-class debut7 June 1880 Derbyshire v Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)
Last First-class26 August 1886 Derbyshire v Yorkshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 4
Runs scored 40
Batting average 6.66
100s/50s -/-
Top score 13*
Balls bowled 194
Wickets 4
Bowling average 19.75
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 3-28
Catches/stumpings 1/-
Source: [1], 12 February 2011

Early lifeEdit

Doughty was born at Staveley, Derbyshire and was originally a coal miner.[1]


He made his debut for Derbyshire in June 1880 in a match against Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in which he took a wicket and a catch and made modest scores. He played two more matches in the 1880 season, when he made little impression. He reappeared in the 1886 season against Yorkshire when he took three wickets for 28 runs.

Doughty was a right-arm off-break, medium pace bowler and took 4 first-class wickets at an average of 19.75 and a best performance of 3 for 28. He was a right-hand batsman and played 7 innings in 4 matches with an average of 6.66 and a top score of 13 not out.[2]

Doughty was a cricket coach. His protegees included Percy Holmes and Herbert Sutcliffe.[3] He also umpired minor county matches mainly for Durham sides between 1912 and 1928.

Personal life and demiseEdit

Doughty died at Halton East, Skipton, Yorkshire at age 74.


  1. ^ British Census 1881 RG11 3443/30 p17
  2. ^ "Stephen Doughty".
  3. ^ "Wisden Batsman of the Year 1920 Herbert Sutcliffe".